Greetings fanatics of Travel & questors of Romance.
For this month of February, I’m going to be a bit of a cupid and let you in on some sexy travel secrets. Secrets to set ablaze, that flaming relationship you have with your partner. Take one night to inject some fiery affection and spice into that lusting love. Take your desired one on a weekend trip where you flip the switch of intense passion that you’re so badly fantasizing about.
Yes fellow gentleman, Valentine’s Day is exactly halfway through the month of February, but these ideas will show your partner that you care way more than just half and can be used to make any day special, not just Valentine's Day. #yourewelcome
Travel + Leisure recently had a massive reader survey of the favorite cities in America and with 69 categories and 1209 destinations to choose from, it was Charleston South Carolina that got top place for the most romantic city across the nation of red, white and blue. Charleston? WOW! Who knew? So I called around to some of the best hotels there to see which ones were offering Valentines packages, if any, and my findings are wondrous:
Rated at number 1 for Charleston Hotels on Tripadvisor.com is the ‘Wentworth Mansion’. It’s places like this that helped me instantly understand why Charleston received the highest accolades for Romance in USA. They have a scintillating Luxury and Indulgence Package available starting at $725 for the night with no minimum night’s stay. It’s perfect for Valentine’s day because included is a 3-course meal at their beautiful fine-dining restaurant Circa 1886, a flower arrangement upon arrival, turndown service with champagne and chocolate strawberries, and of course their staff are on-hand to serve you in superb fashion. Some guests even report feeling transported to another era with the décor and ambience of the property. What makes this package truly special is that it's being offered year-round. Your Romantic Getaway doesn't have to be restricted to Valentine's Day!
A second hotel that gets the Jordi stand-of-approval is the ‘Harborview Inn’ that boasts dazzling views of the Harbor perfect for sundowner cocktails with the love of your life. It’s also in the top ten hotels in Charleston. They have a romance package (also available year-round) that has a minimum 2-night stay (where the first night costs around $500) and this includes 1 dozen red roses in your room, a private carriage ride around the old town, rose petals at turndown, complementary parking, a $100 gift card to use at 1 of 3 restaurants nearby, guaranteed late checkout of 2pm on your last day, and all the regular amenities such as evening cookies and milk and an exquisite continental breakfast. Can someone say “jackpot”???
Honolulu HI, San Fran CA, New Orleans LA and San Diego CA are the other most romantic cities in America. My advice, as your EBW Travel guru, would be to reach out to me at Jordi.firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you get a feel for the best places to eat or stay, and what attractions are paramount in these cities.
Guys, in the case that you choose to drop the kids off at grandma for the most starry-eyed night of the year and hideout at home with your special one, here are a couple scintillatingly sensual ideas to give her a night she’ll never forget. While I planned this evening for Valentine's Day, again it can be used to celebrate your love any time of the year.
In my case, one Valentine’s day, I invited my lady to my place where I had prepared her favorite meal (gnocchi pesto) with her favorite Pinotage wine (this is a South African type of wine that you can find at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits or any fine wine store if you’re lucky). I blindfolded her when she arrived at the door and led her to the balcony, seating her at the table and then closing the curtains to the living room so she couldn’t see inside. I then removed the blindfold and we enjoyed a sunset dinner. Afterwards, I opened the curtains to reveal that I had left red rose petals like bread-crumbs leading upstairs to my bedroom.
I took her hand and led her up and when we opened my bedroom door, she saw a single candle lit in the center of the room, another bottle of wine, rose petals all over the bed, Sade music playing, and to top it off, a bowl of melted chocolate with fresh strawberries beside it. In disbelief, her jaw dropped at about 1000 miles per hour.
Tweak my romance technique here to fit your lady’s likes, but one tip is that you may want to light the candle only once you’re about to enter the room. We wouldn’t want any fire hazards caused, unless that fire is between you and your lover, in which case we completely sanction that.
Just remember to be creative with whatever you do for her. Sure, we all joke around about the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day and your lady might agree, but just doing something small like a hand-written card and her favorite chocolate should get her heart racing with love for you.
Thanks for reading and until next time, pleasant travels and have a luscious Valentine’s Day.
Love from your Easy Breezy Way Travel Guru, Jordi xxx